Ebrima Ndure, Nizar Ghneim, George Mwangi, and Catrina Nelson
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Department of Electrical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas 75083-0688, U.S.A.
Objective: Project Results:
Design a child-friendly user interface, that allows a hearing-impaired Programming of the software was successfully done on Windows Mobile
patient to run and record the results of a self test hearing diagnostic on a 5.0 operating system for PDAs.
PDA at his or her leisure
Using Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2008’s Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for
Project Goals Pocket PC, the team is using a cross between Visual Basic and C++.
Develop user friendly GUI
Enable running of GUI on PDA The software has successfully been programmed to provide the patients
Software should have Tutorial session with a tutorial session where they can listen to the vowel sounds and hit the
Automatic saving of test results for doctor’s review repeat button as many times as they like until they are familiar with the
Synchronization between PDA and Bluetooth headset sound
The software is able to generate an 8X8 confusion matrix. This shows
how many times a vowel was presented to the patient, and and which word
they selected, whether correct or incorrect. The Matrix is not displayed to
Project Overview: the patient until the testing is complete.
Hearing impaired patients need a self test system which they can use to Software automatically saves test results for doctors evaluation
test their ability to recognize the 11 vowels in American English
The proposed self test system should allow users to have a tutorial
session where it will randomly read out words with embedded vowels giving
the user a chance to hear the correct pronunciation before they attempt to
take the actual test
These words will be displayed prior to the test on the PDA screen
allowing the user to associate the words they see to how they are read
For younger patients the software will have some animation characters
that will appear when they are able to choose the correct word that the
software reads out. This will provide a positive re-enforcement to the child
and making the learning process enjoyable.
The software will save all test results on the PDA for doctor’s review.
The team has
managed to create
the first set of vowels
that have been
tested on a computer